5 pro tips to prep your home for winter travel
Winter has made its presence known with freezing temperatures and of course, snow. And although we’re in the dead of winter, that doesn’t mean our lives have to be put on hold. For those planning a winter getaway, successful winter travel entails not only a fun (and hopefully warmer) destination but ensuring your home survives the freezing weather while you’re gone.
Before leaving, take note of these tips to help avoid costly winter mistakes while you’re gone.
Prevent freezing pipes
What makes pipes especially vulnerable during winter is the fact that water expands once it freezes. Neglecting to winterize your system could make you vulnerable to costly damages. You can prevent this by merely insulating your pipes. Yep, your home isn’t the only thing that needs insulation! By wrapping foam insulation around pipes in unheated parts of your home, including crawl spaces, you can help prevent future damage.
Don’t rely solely on your heating system
Before even considering replacing your heating system or cranking it up, it’s wise to increase the energy efficiency of your home. The more energy-efficient your home is, the better it will be at keeping heat inside. The best ways to achieve this are through air sealing and insulating problem areas within your home.
Cover exposed fire lines and irrigation systems
If you have fire lines and irrigation systems, it’s a must that you insulate, or at the very least, cover the exposed lines to prevent freezing. And water hoses should be removed from spigots so that no water gets trapped inside to cause damage. It’s also wise to know where to find the main shut-off valve in case of an emergency!
Insulate your walls with USA Premium Foam® Insulation
The best remedy for frozen pipes and overall energy woes of winter is better wall insulation with USA Insulation’s proprietary USA Premium Foam Insulation, of course! Our injection foam serves as an efficient and effective thermal barrier for your home and pipes by filling the cavities within your walls. And not only does it prevent frozen pipes and water damage, it also prevents mold and moisture build up—it’s an overall win!
By taking these tips seriously, you can avoid costly winter damages to your home while you’re away. And even if you’re not planning on traveling, you can’t go wrong insulating your walls this winter with USA Insulation. Our premium insulation products will provide lasting savings and comfort. Contact us to schedule your FREE in-home consultation!
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